Composition student Bosba Panh smiles and conducts a cellist and violist who also smile
“I’ve spent my first four months here on something of a whirlwind listening tour, trying to get to know NEC from the inside,” said Kalyn in her inauguration speech.
Jessye Norman
Soprano Jessye Norman, pianist Ursula Oppens, and former Director of Libraries Jean Morrow will receive honorary degrees at NEC's 148th Commencement Ceremony.
Dr. Jeffrey Sposato
Dr. Jeffrey Sposato ’90, ’92 MM is a graduate of the Tufts/NEC dual degree program and studied Vocal Performance.
Freddy Cole with Ken Schaphorst on the Jordan Hall stage
The NEC Jazz Orchestra celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nat King Cole's birth with special guest Freddy Cole ’56, hon. DM ’12, Nat King Cole’s brother and an NEC alumnus.
Yoonshin Song poses with her violin
“Yoonshin’s exceptional musicality, artistry, experience, and personality made her our unanimous choice …,” said Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
President Andrea Kalyn smiles at the podium on the stage of Jordan Hall
The April 26 ceremony emphasized what students can do for the world through music; April 27 gala focused on NEC students and the creativity, compassion and conviction they bring to music making.
Andrea Kalyn Inauguration
Watch President Andrea Kalyn's inaugural address, a celebration of a future of music at NEC.
Smiling students gather around teacher Victor Rosenbaum
“It's good to be reminded that all that music was new once,” says piano faculty Victor Rosenbaum.
Bronze NEC logo against blue background
Community-wide celebration honors new president Andrea Kalyn and supports #NECNow, the conservatory’s first day of giving.
Laurence Lesser playing the cello and smiling, with green trees and plants in the background.
Laurence Lesser answers: “What is the best way to warm up before a lesson or a performance?”